Professor Mark Smith

Professor of Solid State NMR

Profile

Professor Smith studied natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge before completing a PhD at the University of Warwick. After time developing his research in Germany and Australia, he returned to the UK in 1992 and returned to Warwick as Reader in 1998. He held roles within the Physics Department before being appointed Chair of the Faculty of Science in 2005, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research in 2007, and subsequently Deputy Vice-Chancellor. In this role, he lead responsibility for all academic resourcing issues with a budget of c£240m working with 30 Heads of Department.

Currently the sixth Vice Chancellor since the University of Lancaster was established in 1964, he was drawn to the role because of Lancaster’s profile and its reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.